SPHPM Seminars - Dr Orianne Dumas: Occupational exposure to cleaning/disinfection products and respiratory
- 18 October 2017 at 12:30 am – 18 October 2017 at 1:30 am
- Conference room 2, 553 St Kilda Road
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- Seminars & Workshops
Dr Orianne Dumas: Occupational exposure to cleaning/disinfection products and respiratory
Orianne Dumas, PhD, is a researcher at Inserm (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) with expertise in occupational and respiratory epidemiology. She has conducted research in several large respiratory epidemiological studies, such as the Epidemiological study on the Genetics and Environment of Asthma (EGEA, France) and the Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII, USA)
Many people are regularly exposed to cleaning products and disinfectants in private homes or at work. Exposure levels are particularly high among healthcare workers. The impact of these exposures on respiratory health is a growing concern.
Recent results regarding the relationship between occupational exposure to cleaning products/disinfectants and chronic respiratory diseases (asthma and COPD) will be presented. Methodological challenges (e.g., exposure assessment, healthy worker effect) in the evaluation of health effects of these exposures will also be discussed.
- Associate Professor Anita Wluka
- Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.